Multiple government, non-profit, and for-profit organizations provide a broad range of aging-related information, services, and products. But more often than not, these entities operate in “silos.” Many people require multiple services obtained from a variety of sources, but delivery of these services is not coordinated for maximum effect. YHAA facilitates collaboration among these organizations to create a network of coordinated services and cross-referral. One way we do this is through the Collaboration
Committee. We also partner with various organizations to host public education events. In addition, the YHAA website provides a centralized online list of services and contact information to assist County residents in navigating this complex system.
YHAA’s Collaboration Committee, which consists of over 90 providers of senior services, convenes every other month to increase collaboration, communication, and coordination of service delivery. A Cross-Referral Memorandum of Understanding among providers facilitates a “No Wrong Door” approach to connect clients with the right services to meet their needs. An annual Collaboration Committee cross-training helps all segments of Yolo County’s senior care system stay up-to-date and understand what resources are available for our seniors, their families, and caregivers.